• ALYSSA COUNSELL Toronto Metropolitan University
  • JOSEPH ROVETTI Western University
  • ERIN BUCHANAN Harrisburg University



Statistics education research, Attitudes toward statistical technology, Statistics attitudes, Scale development, Statistical software, Assessment


The current study sought to evaluate the SASTSc in two samples of students taking a statistics course that incorporates statistical software. The SASTSc was given at two time points, once at the beginning of the semester and then again at the end of the semester. Our evaluation included examining competing factor analytic models, examining convergent validity, test-retest reliability, and assessing internal consistency. Our results in both samples replicate the scale’s proposed factor structure; however, not all items were useful and we propose some changes to the wording of items to improve the scale. Data, analysis scripts, and results are publicly available at


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